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Ford shakes up management with Hackett appointment

By William Clarke
Published: Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Jim Hackett, Ford's new boss, comes in with a mandate to focus on new technology, which could include more li-ion powered electric cars

US motor giant Ford replaced chief executive Mark Fields, after seeing the company stock overtaken by Tesla, while its own electric car programme languished.

As Jim Hackett, formerly the head of the company’s self-driving car unit, moved into the top-spot, Ford chairman Bill Ford signalled a new focus on technological advances....

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